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2020-05-03 – While my publishing pace has slowed, I’m still writing.

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PS. Sunday Metal will never die. 🤘

Sunday Metal – Slayer

Last week, a show from Slayer’s final tour.

This week, one of Slayer’s earliest shows from 1983, including “rare” and early songs. I mean “Assassin” is totally channeling Judas Priest (no surprise for Kerry & Jeff).

Plus at about 43 minutes in, some rehearsal recording (apparently in Tom’s garage).

The Importance of the First Shot

It is funny how this turned out to be an unintended theme of TacCon21. But the importance of the first shot cannot be understated. As Claude stated:

“In a gunfight, the shooter who first scores a hit above the diaphragm of his opponent is the one who seizes the initiative in the incident. Making a good hit with the FIRST SHOT fired is key to seizing the initiative and then retaining it until the incident is over. No one’s performance improves after he gets shot in a vital area.”

Hrm. This gives me something to add to my exploration of “minimum competency”.

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#fridayfundamentals

Some principles are just as fundamental as is technique. One of the unintentional themes of the 2021 Tactical Conference was the importance of the first shot. One class even had that as its title. Several other instructors touched on it as part of their classes and presentations.

Rolf Penzel and Mike Treat titled their class Making the First Shot Count.

John Murphy made the comment “It’s not a ‘one shot drill,’ it’s a ‘first shot drill’” in his class.

During his presentation Secrets of Highly Successful Gunfighters, Darryl Bolke stated “training efficiency means using the sights.”

Chuck Haggard used the term “Target Picture” to illustrate the concept of placing the sight picture on the part of the target we want to hit initially.

In his AIWB Skills class, John Daub instructed his clients to “think about where you want the muzzle to end up” at the conclusion…

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Sunday Metal – Slayer

Slayer live in Camden, New Jersey May 24, 2019 – from their final tour.

Footage and sound is quality.

Sunday Metal – Metallica (demo)

Speaking of “power metal”, here’s Metallica’s second demo, from 1982, “Power Metal”

Sunday Metal – Pantera & Slayer

A bunch of video from 1989 of Kerry hanging out with Pantera. A bunch of studio footage of Dime & Kerry jamming in the studio, then Pantera rehearsing with Kerry – playing “South of Heaven”, Judas Priest covers. Then the show.

This was “Power Metal” days.

Sunday Metal – Diamond Head

Raw footage from 1979 of Diamond Head performing “Am I Evil?”. Apparently this was the first filmed performance of the band. The sound isn’t great, but it’s a cool piece of history.

Sunday Metal – Honky

Honky, with “Snortin’ Whiskey” – along with a couple special guests (Pep & Kirk)

Even more about Skill Development

Claude’s an influence in my study of minimum competency for defensive handgun use. Here are some additional details on his offering of a good and simple way to start establishing competency.

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‘three shots, three yards, three seconds,’ https://tacticalprofessor.wordpress.com/2021/02/19/skills-conversation-about-lapd-shootouts/ has generated some good discussion and questions, which makes me happy. Someone posted a question on the Facebook page for Growing Up Guns.

Nothing was said about whether this done from a low or compressed ready, or from concealment, as far as the par time. Being LE based info, I’m assuming this was done from a duty holster. Thoughts?

It’s a progression, just like the size of the target. When someone is first learning to shoot, do it from Low Ready, muzzle below the feet of the target, finger off the trigger. Once a shooter achieves some degree of proficiency, which I would personally define as being able to consistently hit the quarter sheet, then branching can begin. Others might be satisfied with hitting the full sheet consistently as a standard.

There are numerous possible branching variations.

  • From the midpoint of the…

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Skills conversation about LAPD Shootouts

Claude’s an influence in my study of minimum competency for defensive handgun use. This is a good and simple way to start establishing competency.

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#fridayfundamentals

I was talking with a friend of mine, who has Been There and Done That (BTDT), about Real Shootouts of the LAPD. He asked:

What was your biggest conclusion after writing the book?

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“When Frank McGee (head of NYPD firearms training in the 70s) said ‘three shots, three yards, three seconds,’ he wasn’t far off the mark” was my response. I still think that on-duty POlice shootouts may be a different story but the off-duty shooting situations are much like those of an Armed Citizen.

We then started talking about the difference between ‘when to shoot’ vis-à-vis ‘how to shoot’ training / practice. He had an interesting take on targets in terms of ‘how to shoot.’

What he tells his students is,

Use a sheet of paper. When you can consistently hit that, fold it in half. When you can consistently hit that, fold it…

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Sunday Metal – Overkill

Overkill, Live at Metal Hammer (1986)